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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PlayStation 3)

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Drake's Deception is the third main game in the Uncharted series. A couple of years have passed for Nathan Drake, an Indiana Jones-like adventurer with a knack to find himself in all kinds of trouble. As usual, he always pulls his loyal friend and companion Sully along with him. The story takes the player back to Nathan's youth and how he met Sully when they were both after a ring, and then returns to modern times. The game immediately introduces a whole new gameplay element that focuses on melee combat that consists of kicking and evading enemy hits, and a combination of both which may result in certain special moves during which Nate can also interact with surrounding objects for finishers. Quick time events are also used in melee combat to break free or to evade incoming attacks.

The story eventually builds up to a search for the legendary lost city Iram which takes the player through various different locations and environments, from the dark streets of England, to a hidden castle in France, a monastery in Syria, and Rub' al Khali, one of the largest deserts in the world. Basic gameplay is very similar to previous two games, with many contextual moves and newly added melee art of fighting while not carrying weapon. A large part is still spent climbing, using acrobatic movement, and shooting opponents with two types of weapons that can be exchanged with those of dead enemies. The cinematics are much more seamless with the actual gameplay. There is also a slight focus on stealth now, encouraging the player to use cover and stealth skills to avoid large battles. True to the series, there are many optional artifacts lying around to collect during the adventure, which results in trophy awards. At certain moments larger puzzles need to be solved by manipulating items in the environment and consulting clues in Drake's notebook. When the player gets stuck for too long, hints are shown gradually and automatically.

Aside from the story campaign which is split in 22 chapters, the game comes with cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.


Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 3 There goes the bike.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 3 Even heroes need to take a break every now and then.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 3 Guards don't like you touching the museum exhibits.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PlayStation 3 Looking for a way out of your confinement

Alternate Titles

  • "アンチャーテッド: 砂漠に眠るアトランティス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Uncharted: Sabaku ni Nemuru Atlantis" -- Japanese title
  • "Uncharted 3: иллюзии Дрейка" -- Russian spelling
  • "Uncharted 3 : L'Illusion de Drake" -- French title
  • "Uncharted 3: La Traición de Drake" -- Spanish title
  • "Uncharted 3: illuzii Dreika" -- Russian title

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@Gamer Nov, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 21, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Alternative Magazine Online Nov 02, 2011 10 out of 10 100
GamingEvolution Dec 26, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Nov 13, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamesbeat Oct 31, 2011 91 out of 100 91
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Dec 08, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GameAspect.com Feb 21, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamezGeneration Nov 22, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 08, 2011 85 out of 100 85


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  • 4Players
    • 2011 – Best PlayStation 3 Game of the Year
    • 2011 – Best Action Game of the Year
    • 2011 – Best Localisation of the Year
  • GamePro (Germany)
    • 2011 - #3 Action-Adventure of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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